Well, the one's that I saw (can't remember the website - just passing through) were definitely Â£1500-Â£2000. I think from the description they had been professionally refurbished and guaranteed, which perhaps explains the price.Nah thats balls. We routinely see GG's go for UK money and less...ok grey grease bearing models are worth more but never Â£2000...400k yen!!!!!!
The guy I bought my LP12 from years ago was selling it due to getting a Garrard 301, built his own plinth (which was very nice) and put a 3009 on it.Knowing the price of 301's in Japan I bought one from e-bay in a satisfactory SME plinth with a view to making a lot of money selling it in Japan.Before disposing of it I thought I'd compare it to my top flight Linn deck, using a 3009 SME arm & a Goldring MM on the Garrard & the Ekos/Archiv on the Linn.It was the Linn that was sold....
To date I've not heard a deck under Â£3K that even vaguely compares in quality to the 301. If anyone knows more expensive decks that do I'd be interested in auditioning them. Of course it's been lovingly upgraded to an Afromosia plinth & Illustrious/Lyra combination.
Nice wooden cocktail sticks, I mean legs:shocked: Hope the idea was that they are temporary with the intention of mounting it properly....?See this one's been bid up to the skyhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Garrard-301-grease-bearing-near-mint-condition_W0QQitemZ110016844048QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3283QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
you don't want to either emma not with linn arms and cartridges anyway.I've been told that the Linns give an unnatural over boppy sound and ar'nt really rated nowadays.In fact I was told the motors are made to run slightly fast,whichprobably accounts for the above,but to be truthful,I've never heard one.
I have compared my Garrard to decks costing well over Â£2K including the Orbe,Origin & Nottingham. They are less "precise" but have a better bass response than any of the above & impart a "joie de vivre" to the recordings that none of the others can. Yes, they are that good but were forgotten in the flat earth period of the 70's when the only way to go was Linn/Naim/Linn.are they that good or just collectable.Exuse my lack of knowledge